Understanding The Services Provided by an Excavation Contractortrustone3
Understanding The Services Provided by an Excavation Contractor
When the various stages of a construction project are taken into consideration, one has to agree that earthwork is one of the most important, if not the most vital, stage. Simply put, earthwork is the first performed task and therefore is the first stepping stone towards making the construction work a success. It includes quite a few activities like clearing the site and excavating for pipes or structures, etc. It must be understood that in case there is something wrong with the said earthwork, it may not become apparent until the construction work is already finished or is at least half way there. At that point it becomes truly problematic, time consuming, not to forget expensive, to correct the problems. Thus, it is of utmost importance that the earthwork, especially the excavation work is executed very carefully in order to ensure the stability of the structure and that the construction can proceed efficiently.
Hence, the importance of excavation contractors can in no way be undermined. Builders generally do not work with soil and dirt and thus the job is carried out by the excavation contractors. Excavators move soil, rock and debris around in order to perfect the elevation and install the structure that is to be constructed. It is the job of these very excavation contractors to ensure that the earth foundation is solid and strong enough to support the weight of the construction.
The soil type, slope of the area and weather conditions decide just how difficult the soil removal for the excavators is going to be or in the case there is dearth of soil at a site, additional materials have to be trucked in to make a suitable surface. Whether it is a basement you are digging for or a huge house or a landscape project it is always wise to consult a reputed excavation contractor before proceeding with the work. It has to be kept in mind that since the excavation work is hazardous and dangerous to a certain degree, the contractors need to abide by the health and safety guidelines provided by the concerned authorities. These guidelines are provided with the aim of helping the excavation workers to keep away from accidents.
The services that are generally provided by a commendable excavation contractor are clearing and grubbing, rough grading and trench excavation. The first step is carried out before the actual excavation work can begin and generally includes clearing the land by getting rid of undergrowth, trees, shrubs, etc. The second process can also be described as a cutting and filling one. It means leveling the cleared ground by ‘cutting’ the area that is too high and ‘filling’ the area that is too low. Trench excavation means digging ditches to place the underground utilities. These utilities include water pipe, storm water drainage pipe, sewer drain, etc. Once the pipes have been placed in the trenches, they are covered again and the ground is compacted in order to render it smooth without dips and bumps.
A reputable excavation contractor would provide their services to both residential and commercial needs. Besides land clearing and excavation services, they also provide demolition, site servicing, drainage, backfill and landscaping services. Water control, engineered or architectural stacked rock retaining walls, stairs, gardens, water features, rock patios and paths are often included in the services of excavation contractors as are project management services include layout, planning, coordinating, hard-scape design/build, logistics and trucking, etc.